Day Calendar List

January 2022

Thursday, Jan. 20th

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

Tag(s): Kids

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Lit Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book is "Many Hands Make Light Work" by Cheryl Stritzel McCarthy. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Lunchtime Lit Book Club is now meeting in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Library Board Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Jcsf Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Board meeting

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, Jan. 23rd

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Jan. 24th

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Northglenn Homeowners Association

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Bent Tree Meadows Board Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Jan. 25th

10:00am - 12:00pm

Sport Clips Ambassador Training

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Training and development

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

10:30am - 11:30am

Press Play!

Location: Story Time Room

Come and play with your child. We will offer different types of play prompts, sensory bins, & books to share. Press Play! is geared towards kids 18 months-4 years. No registration is necessary.

Tag(s): Kids

11:30am - 12:45pm

Johnston Kiwanis Club Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Anime ClubRegister

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Eat Japanese snacks, watch anime, and talk about your favorite comics and manga. For students in 6th grade and up.

Tag(s): Teens

5:00pm - 7:30pm

Pinewood Glen Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Pinewood Glen Board Meeting

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Harry Potter Fan ClubRegister

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Hang out with fellow Harry Potter fans as we discuss favorite characters, create magical projects, eat Honeydukes inspired snacks, and more! For students in 6th grade and up. Registration required.

Tag(s): Teens

6:45pm - 7:45pm

Well Red Book Club

Location: Pagliai's Pizza

Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets on the last Tuesday of every month. Join the Well Red Book Club that meets at Pagliai's Pizza in Johnston. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a glass of wine or beer. This month's book is "Snapper" by Brian Kimberling. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Jan. 26th

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Arts & Snacks

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. All supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Jan. 27th

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

Tag(s): Kids

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Girl Scout Troop 846 Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

troop meeting

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Jan. 29th

10:30am - 11:30am

Make It: Jpl Craft Workshop For AdultsRegister

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Get your craft on with us. Join Lori Elrick to explore a new trending craft project every couple of months. In January, Lori will guide you, in-person, through a trendy and fun wood bead garland. If you prefer to assemble the project on your own at home, the garland kit is pre-packed with instructions for grab-and-go pickups. Please register for this free workshop and indicate if you like to attend in-person or grab-and-go; supplies are limited so there is only one garland kit per registration. Adults, leave the kids at home for this one, this crafting time is just for you!

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Jan. 31st

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Northglenn Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting

Location: Archive Room

NorthGlenn Neighborhood Association's Board has quarterly meeting and one Annual Meeting intended to invoice all members of the association.

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

February 2022

Tuesday, Feb. 1st

10:30am - 11:30am

Block Party!

Location: Story Time Room

Join us for an hour of fun playing with a variety of blocks and other building materials. Come see what it is all about and have some CONSTRUCTIVE FUN!!! Perfect for ages 2-5, but all ages welcome. A Terrific Tuesday Program.

Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, Feb. 2nd

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Arts & Snacks

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Feb. 3rd

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

Tag(s): Kids

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Girl Scout Troop 846 Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Girl Scout meeting

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Feb. 5th

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Legobot Mechanics Club

Location: West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Registration for this event is now closed. Please email young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the waiting list. A fun, laid-back robotics class for kids 11-13 years old. This club is for kids at any level of knowledge in robotics, and we encourage anyone interested to try it out. Instructors are coaches and students from the Johnston robotics team and will teach participants how to build a Lego robot and program it. There will be some chill mini-competitions for fun. Kids should to try to come to every lesson as we will build upon our knowledge, but drop-ins are welcome as well. Snacks and necessary materials will be provided. We will be meeting once a month on Saturdays from January to July from 3pm to 4:30pm. Registration appreciated.

Tag(s): Teens

Sunday, Feb. 6th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Board In The Library

Location: Youth Services Area

Drop by the Youth Services Area on the first Sunday of every month for board games, card games, and puzzles for kids and their families!

Tag(s): Kids

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Sunday Card Crafting ClubRegister

Location: West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month between 1:30pm and 3:00 pm to explore card-making. Dreama and her team will have monthly crafting kits pre-packed with instructions for easy grab-and-go pickups, while supplies last. If you prefer, grab a chair and work on the monthly kit or your own card project and take advantage of our expert help, tools, and crafty company. We'll provide an assortment of card-making equipment and supplies to make your own version of the month's theme. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults, this crafting time is just for you!

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Feb. 7th

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

4:30pm - 5:15pm

Steam & Me Book ClubRegister

Location: Story Time Room

STEAM & Me is a read aloud book club intended to introduce kids in grades K-2 to the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Each meeting we will read a new book focusing on a different topic and extend our learning through corresponding activities and games! Each participant will receive a book to take home each week (4 books total) along with their completed STEAM projects. *Grades K-2 *Registration Required

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Ashton Pointe Annual Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Annual Meeting

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Feb. 8th

10:30am - 11:30am

Create A Valentine

Location: Story Time Room

Visit the library to create the perfect Valentine for someone special! We will provide paper, stickers, and coloring utensils. Perfect for ages 2-5, but all ages welcome. A Terrific Tuesday Program.

Tag(s): Kids

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Animal Book Club (Grades 3-5)Register

Location: Story Time Room

Join fellow animal lovers for this read aloud book club all about furry friends! We will read books about different kinds of pets and have animal guests from the ARL TheraPets program visiting the club each week to help us extend our learning! Snacks, crafts, and more will be provided. Participants will each receive a copy of the books we read(4 books total). *3rd-5th grade *Registration Required

Tag(s): Kids

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Make a difference at your library! Students in 6th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. Applications can be found online here: goo.gl/JTmF54

Tag(s): Teens

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Teen Board Game Club: Jackbox Game NightRegister

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Our formerly virtual club is returning to in-person meetings! Whether you're an expert player or new to the hobby, we'd love for you to join us! A local board game expert will teach the group how to play different games each month. This month, we'll be playing Jackbox Games - interactive party games that players can control from their smartphone, tablet, or browser. We'll have iPads available for anyone without a device.

Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, Feb. 9th

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Arts & Snacks

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Feb. 10th

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Thursday Night Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Join fellow local book lovers to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. This month's book is "The Henna Artist" by Alka Joshi. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. Thursday Night Book Club is now meeting in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Feb. 12th

10:30am - 11:30am

Easy And Delish Plant-Based Cooking Class

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Curious about the current trend toward a diet of less meat, less dairy, and more vegetables? Of course you are. Join fab food editor Jill Johnson to explore easy and delicious plant-based cooking recipes. Jill will go through the basics of a plant-based diet, reasons why we should eat more plant foods, and creative ways to get more of them into our diet. Samples will be provided. Jill Johnson is a former food editor for Better Homes & Gardens, has developed and compiled recipes for 5 cookbooks, and contributed to publications such as Midwest Living, Diabetic Living, Hy-Vee Seasons magazine, and Life: Beautiful. Healthy cooking has been her passion for over 3 decades and she has implemented plant-based principles in her own kitchen since 2017.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, Feb. 13th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Feb. 14th

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Princess Bride Interactive Movie Event

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Join us this Valentine's Day for an inconceivably good time at this special showing of The Princess Bride with audience participation! We will provide a script as well as a movie prop kit with tons of fun interactive items to help you become a part of the movie. Plus, make a Princess Bride Valentine to give to your "twue wuv" and eat tasty snacks. This program is open to all ages, but those 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

4:30pm - 5:15pm

Steam & Me Book ClubRegister

Location: Story Time Room

STEAM & Me is a read aloud book club intended to introduce kids in grades K-2 to the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Each meeting we will read a new book focusing on a different topic and extend our learning through corresponding activities and games! Each participant will receive a book to take home each week (4 books total) along with their completed STEAM projects. *Grades K-2 *Registration Required

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Feb. 15th

10:30am - 11:30am

Tape Town

Location: Story Time Room

An interactive cityscape, connected with a network of masking tape roads, allows children to visit different parts of Tape Town with toy vehicles. Kids will strengthen motor skills, make connections and have lots of fun exploring Tape Town! Perfect for ages 2-5, but all ages welcome. Terrific Tuesday Program.

Tag(s): Kids

12:00pm - 3:30pm

Eyerly Ball IHH

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

All-Staff Team Meeting

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dungeons And DragonsRegister

Location: Archive Room

Play D&D with us online via Zoom or in person! Our Dungeon Master, Molly, will be joining us on Zoom, so you can do the same or come to the library and play in person. All levels of experience are welcome! Bring your own character or use one of our pre-made characters. We'll send an email with details about everything you'll need to participate after you register. Registration required. 6th grade and up.

Tag(s): Teens

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Animal Book Club (Grades 3-5)Register

Location: Story Time Room

Join fellow animal lovers for this read aloud book club all about furry friends! We will read books about different kinds of pets and have animal guests from the ARL TheraPets program visiting the club each week to help us extend our learning! Snacks, crafts, and more will be provided. Participants will each receive a copy of the books we read(4 books total). *3rd-5th grade *Registration Required

Tag(s): Kids

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Book Box Book Club Unboxing Party: 6Th & 7Th GradeRegister

Location: Archive Room

Book Box Book Club members will meet together in-person to talk about this month's book selection, eat snacks, and unbox our next JPL Book Box. Each box will contain this month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! We'll meet again next month (check our Events Calendar for specific date) to talk about the book and open our new box. For kids in 6th & 7th grade. *Registration required. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection.

Tag(s): Teens

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Village At Johnston Station Hoa

Location: West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Annual Meeting

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Book Box Book Club Unboxing Party: 8Th - 12Th GradeRegister

Location: Archive Room

Book Box Book Club members will meet together to talk about this month's book selection, eat snacks, and unbox our next JPL Book Box. Each box will contain this month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! We'll meet again next month (see Events Calendar for specific date) to talk about the book and open our new box. For kids in 8th - 12th grade. *Registration required. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection. Book Box Book Club 8th - 12th grade selections may contain controversial themes, mature content, and/or profanity. By registering, you are accepting that it is the responsibility of the teen and their parent/legal guardian to determine what is and is not appropriate reading material for a particular teen.

Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, Feb. 16th

9:30am - 4:00pm

Iowa CCR&R IQ4K Specialists

Location: West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Statewide IQ4K Specialists Meeting

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Arts & Snacks

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Feb. 17th

10:30am - 4:00pm

Students 4 Change Training - Invoice

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

A training for middle school and high school students with a focus on leadership and mental health.

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

Tag(s): Kids

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Lit Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book is "Rules for Visiting" by Jessica Francis Kane. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Lunchtime Lit Book Club is now meeting in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Girl Scout Troop 846 Meeting - Invoice

Location: West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Girl Scout meeting

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Library Board Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Friday, Feb. 18th

10:00am - 3:00pm

Students 4 Change Training - Invoice

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

A training for middle school and high school students with a focus on leadership and mental health.

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

Saturday, Feb. 19th

9:00am - 11:30am

Better Investing

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Meeting

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

10:30am - 12:00pm

Saturday Morning Knitting Group

Location: Story Time Room,Johnston Public Library

Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every third Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Due to the proximity required to teach knitting, masks are required at this in-person class. Disposable masks will be available. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, Feb. 20th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Create A Craft

Location: Youth Services Area

Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time. Kits will be available for those wanting to take the craft home.

Tag(s): Kids

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Dsmanalogfilmclub

Location: Archive Room

This club is a small group of analog film photographers. In this meeting, we will go over the monthly film assignments and talk about future assignments.

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

Monday, Feb. 21st

All Day

Library Closed For The Observance Of Washington's Birthday

Location: Johnston Public Library

Tuesday, Feb. 22nd

10:30am - 11:30am

Play Doh Power!

Location: Story Time Room

A variety of Play-Doh, tools, and mats will all be available during this program as well as information for parents on the benefits of using Play-Doh during regular play time. Perfect for ages 2-5, but all ages are welcome! A Terrific Tuesday Program.

Tag(s): Kids

11:30am - 12:45pm

Johnston Kiwanis Club Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Animal Book Club (Grades 3-5)Register

Location: Story Time Room

Join fellow animal lovers for this read aloud book club all about furry friends! We will read books about different kinds of pets and have animal guests from the ARL TheraPets program visiting the club each week to help us extend our learning! Snacks, crafts, and more will be provided. Participants will each receive a copy of the books we read(4 books total). *3rd-5th grade *Registration Required

Tag(s): Kids

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Anime ClubRegister

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Eat Japanese snacks, watch anime, and talk about your favorite comics and manga. For students in 6th grade and up.

Tag(s): Teens

5:00pm - 7:30pm

Pinewood Glen Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Pinewood Glen Board Meeting

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Harry Potter Fan ClubRegister

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Hang out with fellow Harry Potter fans as we discuss favorite characters, create magical projects, eat Honeydukes inspired snacks, and more! For students in 6th grade and up. Registration required.

Tag(s): Teens

6:45pm - 7:45pm

Well Red Book Club

Location: Pagliai's Pizza

Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets on the last Tuesday of every month. Join the Well Red Book Club that meets at Pagliai's Pizza in Johnston. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a glass of wine or beer. This month's book is "A Tale for the Time Being" by Ruth Ozeki. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Feb. 23rd

10:00am - 12:00pm

Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

Location: Youth Services Area

Swing by JPL to pick up a story time craft and activity kit. Kits will be available Monday mornings, while supplies lasts. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Arts & Snacks

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. Supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last*

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Feb. 24th

11:00am - 12:00pm

Baby Busy Bags

Location: Youth Services Area

Busy bags are filled with baby safe activities that work on gross and fine motor skills, sorting, stacking, and encourages exploration! Perfect for babies 6 months-18 months old. While supplies lasts.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, Feb. 27th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Feb. 28th

4:30pm - 5:15pm

Steam & Me Book ClubRegister

Location: Story Time Room

STEAM & Me is a read aloud book club intended to introduce kids in grades K-2 to the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Each meeting we will read a new book focusing on a different topic and extend our learning through corresponding activities and games! Each participant will receive a book to take home each week (4 books total) along with their completed STEAM projects. *Grades K-2 *Registration Required

Tag(s): Kids

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Northglenn Homeowners Association

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Bent Tree Meadows Board Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Bent Tree Meadows Board Meeting

Location: West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

March 2022

Tuesday, Mar. 1st

10:30am - 11:30am

Press Play!

Location: Story Time Room

Come and play with your child. We will offer different types of play prompts, sensory bins, & books to share. Press Play! is geared towards kids 18 months-4 years.

Tag(s): Kids

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Animal Book Club (Grades 3-5)Register

Location: Story Time Room

Join fellow animal lovers for this read aloud book club all about furry friends! We will read books about different kinds of pets and have animal guests from the ARL TheraPets program visiting the club each week to help us extend our learning! Snacks, crafts, and more will be provided. Participants will each receive a copy of the books we read(4 books total). *3rd-5th grade *Registration Required

Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, Mar. 2nd

10:00am - 12:00pm

Story Time To-Go Activity Kits

Location: Youth Services Area

Swing by JPL to pick up a story time craft and activity kit. Kits will be available Monday mornings, while supplies lasts. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Arts & Snacks

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. All supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Mar. 3rd

11:00am - 12:00pm

Baby Busy Bags

Location: Youth Services Area

Busy bags are filled with baby safe activities that work on gross and fine motor skills, sorting, stacking, and encourages exploration! Perfect for babies 6 months-18 months old. While supplies lasts.

Tag(s): Kids

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Girl Scout Troop 846 Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Mar. 5th

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Legobot Mechanics Club

Location: West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Registration for this event is now closed. Please email young@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the waiting list. A fun, laid-back robotics class for kids 11-13 years old. This club is for kids at any level of knowledge in robotics, and we encourage anyone interested to try it out. Instructors are coaches and students from the Johnston robotics team and will teach participants how to build a Lego robot and program it. There will be some chill mini-competitions for fun. Kids should to try to come to every lesson as we will build upon our knowledge, but drop-ins are welcome as well. Snacks and necessary materials will be provided. We will be meeting once a month on Saturdays from January to July from 3pm to 4:30pm. Registration appreciated.

Tag(s): Teens

Sunday, Mar. 6th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Board In The Library

Location: Youth Services Area

Drop by the Youth Services Area on the first Sunday of every month for board games, card games, and puzzles for kids and their families!

Tag(s): Kids

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Sunday Card Crafting Club

Location: West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month between 1:30pm and 3:00 pm to explore card-making. Dreama and her team will have monthly crafting kits pre-packed with instructions for easy grab-and-go pickups, while supplies last. If you prefer, grab a chair and work on the monthly kit or your own card project and take advantage of our expert help, tools, and crafty company. We'll provide an assortment of card-making equipment and supplies to make your own version of the month's theme. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults, this crafting time is just for you!

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Mar. 7th

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

4:30pm - 5:15pm

Steam & Me Book ClubRegister

Location: Story Time Room

STEAM & Me is a read aloud book club intended to introduce kids in grades K-2 to the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Each meeting we will read a new book focusing on a different topic and extend our learning through corresponding activities and games! Each participant will receive a book to take home each week (4 books total) along with their completed STEAM projects. *Grades K-2 *Registration Required

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Mar. 8th

10:30am - 11:30am

Grow With Me! Story Time

Location: Story Time Room

Join us for a story all about growing seeds. Following the story, each child will plant their own seeds and decorate the pot! Perfect for ages 2-5, but all ages welcome.

Tag(s): Kids

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Make a difference at your library! Students in 6th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. Applications can be found online here: goo.gl/JTmF54

Tag(s): Teens

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Teen Board Game Club: Jackbox Game NightRegister

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Our formerly virtual club is returning to in-person meetings! Whether you're an expert player or new to the hobby, we'd love for you to join us! A local board game expert will teach the group how to play different games each month. This month, we'll be playing Jackbox Games - interactive party games that players can control from their smartphone, tablet, or browser. We'll have iPads available for anyone without a device.

Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, Mar. 9th

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Arts & Snacks

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. All supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Mar. 10th

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Thursday Night Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Join fellow local book lovers to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. Thursday Night Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, Mar. 13th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Mar. 14th

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Mar. 15th

10:30am - 11:30am

Tape Town

Location: Story Time Room

An interactive cityscape, connected with a network of masking tape roads, allows children to visit different parts of Tape Town with toy vehicles. A car wash and a grocery store will be just a few of the stops around town. Kids will strengthen motor skills, make connections and have lots of fun exploring Tape Town! Perfect for ages 2-5, but all ages welcome.

Tag(s): Kids

Wednesday, Mar. 16th

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Rittgers Oaks At Hyperion Annual Meeting

Location: West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Rittgers Oaks at Hyperion Annual Meeting

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

Thursday, Mar. 17th

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

Tag(s): Kids

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Lit Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book is "Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive" by Stephanie Land. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Lunchtime Lit Book Club is now meeting in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Library Board Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Adult & Family

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Girl Scout Troop 846 Meeting - Invoice

Location: West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Mar. 19th

10:30am - 12:00pm

Saturday Morning Knitting Group

Location: Story Time Room,Johnston Public Library

Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every third Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Due to the proximity required to teach knitting, masks are required at this in-person class. Disposable masks will be available. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, Mar. 20th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Create A Craft

Location: Youth Services Area

Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time. Kits will be available for those wanting to take the craft home.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Mar. 21st

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Mar. 22nd

10:30am - 11:30am

Block Party!

Location: Story Time Room

Join us for an hour of fun playing with a variety of blocks and other building materials. Come see what it is all about and have some CONSTRUCTIVE FUN!!! Perfect for ages 2-5, but all ages welcome.

Tag(s): Kids

5:00pm - 7:30pm

Pinewood Glen Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Pinewood Glen Board Meeting

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Village At Johnston Station HOA

Location: West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Thursday, Mar. 24th

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, Mar. 27th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Mar. 28th

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Northglenn Homeowners Association

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Bent Tree Meadows Board Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Mar. 29th

10:30am - 11:30am

Parachute Story Time

Location: Story Time Room

Join us for a story, songs, and parachute games! Perfect for ages 2-5, but all ages welcome. Parents/guardians will be asked to assist their child(ren) with the parachute games.

Tag(s): Kids

11:30am - 12:45pm

Johnston Kiwanis Club Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dungeons And DragonsRegister

Location: Archive Room

Play D&D with us online via Zoom or in person! Our Dungeon Master, Molly, will be joining us on Zoom, so you can do the same or come to the library and play in person. All levels of experience are welcome! Bring your own character or use one of our pre-made characters. We'll send an email with details about everything you'll need to participate after you register. Registration required. 6th grade and up.

Tag(s): Teens

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Book Box Book Club Unboxing Party: 6Th & 7Th GradeRegister

Location: Archive Room

Book Box Book Club members will meet together in-person to talk about this month's book selection, eat snacks, and unbox our next JPL Book Box. Each box will contain this month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! We'll meet again next month (check our Events Calendar for specific date) to talk about the book and open our new box. For kids in 6th & 7th grade. *Registration required. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection.

Tag(s): Teens

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Book Box Book Club Unboxing Party: 8Th - 12Th GradeRegister

Location: Archive Room

Book Box Book Club members will meet together to talk about this month's book selection, eat snacks, and unbox our next JPL Book Box. Each box will contain this month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! We'll meet again next month (see Events Calendar for specific date) to talk about the book and open our new box. For kids in 8th - 12th grade. *Registration required. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection. Book Box Book Club 8th - 12th grade selections may contain controversial themes, mature content, and/or profanity. By registering, you are accepting that it is the responsibility of the teen and their parent/legal guardian to determine what is and is not appropriate reading material for a particular teen.

Tag(s): Teens

6:45pm - 7:45pm

Well Red Book Club

Location: Pagliai's Pizza

Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets on the last Tuesday of every month. Join the Well Red Book Club that meets at Pagliai's Pizza in Johnston. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a glass of wine or beer. This month's book is "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Mar. 30th

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Arts & Snacks

Location: Story Time Room

Kids in grades K-5 are welcome to drop in for a variety of art activities on Wednesday afternoons. All supplies will be provided as well as light snacks and beverages. *While supplies last

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Mar. 31st

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

April 2022

Saturday, Apr. 2nd

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Legobot Mechanics Club

Location: West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

A fun, laid-back robotics class for kids 11-13 years old. This club is for kids at any level of knowledge in robotics, and we encourage anyone interested to try it out. Instructors are coaches and students from the Johnston robotics team and will teach participants how to build a Lego robot and program it. There will be some chill mini-competitions for fun. Kids should to try to come to every lesson as we will build upon our knowledge, but drop-ins are welcome as well. Snacks and necessary materials will be provided. We will be meeting once a month on Saturdays from January to July from 3pm to 4:30pm. Registration appreciated.

Tag(s): Teens

Sunday, Apr. 3rd

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Board In The Library

Location: Youth Services Area

Drop by the Youth Services Area on the first Sunday of every month for board games, card games, and puzzles for kids and their families!

Tag(s): Kids

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Sunday Card Crafting Club

Location: West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month between 1:30pm and 3:00 pm to explore card-making. Dreama and her team will have monthly crafting kits pre-packed with instructions for easy grab-and-go pickups, while supplies last. If you prefer, grab a chair and work on the monthly kit or your own card project and take advantage of our expert help, tools, and crafty company. We'll provide an assortment of card-making equipment and supplies to make your own version of the month's theme. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults, this crafting time is just for you!

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Apr. 4th

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Apr. 5th

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Village At Johnston Station HOA

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Wednesday, Apr. 6th

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Apr. 7th

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, Apr. 10th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Apr. 11th

9:00am - 5:00pm

Iowa Virtual Academy

Location: Archive Room,East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Testing

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Apr. 12th

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Make a difference at your library! Students in 6th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. Applications can be found online here: goo.gl/JTmF54

Tag(s): Teens

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Teen Board Game Club: Jackbox Game NightRegister

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Our formerly virtual club is returning to in-person meetings! Whether you're an expert player or new to the hobby, we'd love for you to join us! A local board game expert will teach the group how to play different games each month. This month, we'll be playing Jackbox Games - interactive party games that players can control from their smartphone, tablet, or browser. We'll have iPads available for anyone without a device.

Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, Apr. 13th

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Apr. 14th

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Thursday Night Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Join fellow local book lovers to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. Thursday Night Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Apr. 16th

9:00am - 11:30am

Better Investing

Location: Archive Room

Meeting

10:30am - 12:00pm

Saturday Morning Knitting Group

Location: Story Time Room,Johnston Public Library

Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every third Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Due to the proximity required to teach knitting, masks are required at this in-person class. Disposable masks will be available. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, Apr. 17th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Create A Craft

Location: Youth Services Area

Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time. Kits will be available for those wanting to take the craft home.

Tag(s): Kids

All Day

Library Closed For The Observance Of Easter

Location: Johnston Public Library

Monday, Apr. 18th

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Apr. 19th

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Dungeons And DragonsRegister

Location: Archive Room

Play D&D with us online via Zoom or in person! Our Dungeon Master, Molly, will be joining us on Zoom, so you can do the same or come to the library and play in person. All levels of experience are welcome! Bring your own character or use one of our pre-made characters. We'll send an email with details about everything you'll need to participate after you register. Registration required. 6th grade and up.

Tag(s): Teens

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Book Box Book Club Unboxing Party: 6Th & 7Th GradeRegister

Location: Archive Room

Book Box Book Club members will meet together in-person to talk about this month's book selection, eat snacks, and unbox our next JPL Book Box. Each box will contain this month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! We'll meet again next month (check our Events Calendar for specific date) to talk about the book and open our new box. For kids in 6th & 7th grade. *Registration required. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection.

Tag(s): Teens

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Book Box Book Club Unboxing Party: 8Th - 12Th GradeRegister

Location: Archive Room

Book Box Book Club members will meet together to talk about this month's book selection, eat snacks, and unbox our next JPL Book Box. Each box will contain this month's book club selection and a bunch of bookish surprises that book club members get to keep. What book will we be reading? What will the bookish surprises be? You'll have to join the Book Box Book Club to find out! We'll meet again next month (see Events Calendar for specific date) to talk about the book and open our new box. For kids in 8th - 12th grade. *Registration required. By registering for Book Box Book Club, you are agreeing to attend next month's meeting or submit a book review of this month's selection. Book Box Book Club 8th - 12th grade selections may contain controversial themes, mature content, and/or profanity. By registering, you are accepting that it is the responsibility of the teen and their parent/legal guardian to determine what is and is not appropriate reading material for a particular teen.

Tag(s): Teens

Wednesday, Apr. 20th

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Apr. 21st

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

Tag(s): Kids

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Lit Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. This month's book is "The Henna Artist" by Alka Joshi. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Lunchtime Lit Book Club is now meeting in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Library Board Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, Apr. 24th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, Apr. 25th

9:30am - 10:00am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Northglenn Homeowners Association

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Apr. 26th

11:30am - 12:45pm

Johnston Kiwanis Club Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Anime ClubRegister

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Eat Japanese snacks, watch anime, and talk about your favorite comics and manga. For students in 6th grade and up.

Tag(s): Teens

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Harry Potter Fan ClubRegister

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Hang out with fellow Harry Potter fans as we discuss favorite characters, create magical projects, eat Honeydukes inspired snacks, and more! For students in 6th grade and up. Registration required.

Tag(s): Teens

6:45pm - 7:45pm

Well Red Book Club

Location: Pagliai's Pizza

Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets on the last Tuesday of every month. Join the Well Red Book Club that meets at Pagliai's Pizza in Johnston. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a glass of wine or beer. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Wednesday, Apr. 27th

10:00am - 10:30am

Story Time Together

Location: Story Time Room

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Tag(s): Kids

Thursday, Apr. 28th

11:00am - 11:30am

Bouncing Babies

Location: Story Time Room

Bouncing Babies story hour includes rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby's foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging story time. Great for babies ages 6 months-18 months.

Tag(s): Kids

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

May 2022

Sunday, May. 1st

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Board In The Library

Location: Youth Services Area

Drop by the Youth Services Area on the first Sunday of every month for board games, card games, and puzzles for kids and their families!

Tag(s): Kids

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Sunday Card Crafting Club

Location: West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month between 1:30pm and 3:00 pm to explore card-making. Dreama and her team will have monthly crafting kits pre-packed with instructions for easy grab-and-go pickups, while supplies last. If you prefer, grab a chair and work on the monthly kit or your own card project and take advantage of our expert help, tools, and crafty company. We'll provide an assortment of card-making equipment and supplies to make your own version of the month's theme. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults, this crafting time is just for you!

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, May. 2nd

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, May. 5th

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, May. 7th

10:00am - 5:00pm

Kites On The Green

Location: Commons,Johnston Public Library

Join us for the 9th annual Kites on the Green Festival featuring giant show kite displays, celebrity bol races, free kite building, live kids' music, sidewalk art, face painting, and delicious food!

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, May. 8th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, May. 9th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, May. 10th

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large),West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Make a difference at your library! Students in 6th - 12th grade can suggest materials to order, plan programs, and volunteer. Applications can be found online here: goo.gl/JTmF54

Tag(s): Teens

Thursday, May. 12th

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Thursday Night Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Join fellow local book lovers to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. Thursday Night Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, May. 14th

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Legobot Mechanics Club

Location: West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

A fun, laid-back robotics class for kids 11-13 years old. This club is for kids at any level of knowledge in robotics, and we encourage anyone interested to try it out. Instructors are coaches and students from the Johnston robotics team and will teach participants how to build a Lego robot and program it. There will be some chill mini-competitions for fun. Kids should to try to come to every lesson as we will build upon our knowledge, but drop-ins are welcome as well. Snacks and necessary materials will be provided. We will be meeting once a month on Saturdays from January to July from 3pm to 4:30pm. Registration appreciated.

Tag(s): Teens

Sunday, May. 15th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Create A Craft

Location: Youth Services Area

Come to the library to make a fun craft. All supplies are provided, no registration is necessary for this drop-in craft time. Kits will be available for those wanting to take the craft home.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, May. 16th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, May. 19th

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Lit Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Lunchtime Lit Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Library Board Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, May. 21st

10:30am - 12:00pm

Saturday Morning Knitting Group

Location: Story Time Room,Johnston Public Library

Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every third Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Due to the proximity required to teach knitting, masks are required at this in-person class. Disposable masks will be available. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Sunday, May. 22nd

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Can You Find It?

Location: Youth Services Area

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month for a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the Youth Services Area. Win a prize after finding all 10 themed items. For all ages.

Tag(s): Kids

Monday, May. 23rd

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Northglenn Homeowners Association

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, May. 26th

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, May. 30th

All Day

Library Closed For The Observance Of Memorial Day

Location: Johnston Public Library

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, May. 31st

11:30am - 12:45pm

Johnston Kiwanis Club Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:45pm - 7:45pm

Well Red Book Club

Location: Pagliai's Pizza

Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets on the last Tuesday of every month. Join the Well Red Book Club that meets at Pagliai's Pizza in Johnston. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a glass of wine or beer. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

June 2022

Thursday, Jun. 2nd

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Jun. 4th

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Legobot Mechanics Club

Location: West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

A fun, laid-back robotics class for kids 11-13 years old. This club is for kids at any level of knowledge in robotics, and we encourage anyone interested to try it out. Instructors are coaches and students from the Johnston robotics team and will teach participants how to build a Lego robot and program it. There will be some chill mini-competitions for fun. Kids should to try to come to every lesson as we will build upon our knowledge, but drop-ins are welcome as well. Snacks and necessary materials will be provided. We will be meeting once a month on Saturdays from January to July from 3pm to 4:30pm. Registration appreciated.

Tag(s): Teens

Sunday, Jun. 5th

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Sunday Card Crafting Club

Location: West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month between 1:30pm and 3:00 pm to explore card-making. Dreama and her team will have monthly crafting kits pre-packed with instructions for easy grab-and-go pickups, while supplies last. If you prefer, grab a chair and work on the monthly kit or your own card project and take advantage of our expert help, tools, and crafty company. We'll provide an assortment of card-making equipment and supplies to make your own version of the month's theme. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults, this crafting time is just for you!

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Jun. 6th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Jun. 9th

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Thursday Night Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Join fellow local book lovers to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. Thursday Night Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Jun. 13th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Jun. 16th

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Lit Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Meet up with fellow book lovers for good books and good discussion at this lunchtime book club. Books are available a month in advance at the Circulation Desk. Lunchtime Lit Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Library Board Meeting

Location: East Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Jun. 18th

10:30am - 12:00pm

Saturday Morning Knitting Group

Location: Story Time Room,Johnston Public Library

Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every third Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Due to the proximity required to teach knitting, masks are required at this in-person class. Disposable masks will be available. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Jun. 20th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Jun. 23rd

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Jun. 27th

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Northglenn Homeowners Association

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Tuesday, Jun. 28th

11:30am - 12:45pm

Johnston Kiwanis Club Board Meeting

Location: Archive Room

Tag(s): Non-Library / Community

6:45pm - 7:45pm

Well Red Book Club

Location: Pagliai's Pizza

Join the Johnston Public Library's Well Red Book Club that meets on the last Tuesday of every month. Join the Well Red Book Club that meets at Pagliai's Pizza in Johnston. Come for the book, come for the conversation, come for a glass of wine or beer. Email Dreama at deskins@johnstonlibrary.com to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Jun. 30th

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

July 2022

Sunday, Jul. 3rd

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Sunday Card Crafting Club

Location: West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

Join Dreama Deskins on the first Sunday of every month between 1:30pm and 3:00 pm to explore card-making. Dreama and her team will have monthly crafting kits pre-packed with instructions for easy grab-and-go pickups, while supplies last. If you prefer, grab a chair and work on the monthly kit or your own card project and take advantage of our expert help, tools, and crafty company. We'll provide an assortment of card-making equipment and supplies to make your own version of the month's theme. Leave the kids at home for this one--adults, this crafting time is just for you!

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Jul. 4th

All Day

Library Closed For The Observance Of Independence Day

Location: Johnston Public Library

Thursday, Jul. 7th

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Jul. 9th

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Legobot Mechanics Club

Location: West Meeting Room (1/2 of Large)

A fun, laid-back robotics class for kids 11-13 years old. This club is for kids at any level of knowledge in robotics, and we encourage anyone interested to try it out. Instructors are coaches and students from the Johnston robotics team and will teach participants how to build a Lego robot and program it. There will be some chill mini-competitions for fun. Kids should to try to come to every lesson as we will build upon our knowledge, but drop-ins are welcome as well. Snacks and necessary materials will be provided. We will be meeting once a month on Saturdays from January to July from 3pm to 4:30pm. Registration appreciated.

Tag(s): Teens

Monday, Jul. 11th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Thursday, Jul. 14th

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Thursday Night Book Club

Location: Archive Room

Join fellow local book lovers to discuss great books and enjoy lively conversation. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance while supplies last. Thursday Night Book Club meets in person at JPL and online via Zoom. Email Beth at stevens@johnstonlibrary.com for info about picking up a book club book and to be added to the email list.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Adult Esl Class

Location: Southeast Corner

Adult ESL is an ongoing program designed for English language learners. Lessons focus on reading to improve vocabulary, speaking to improve pronunciation, and listening to improve comprehension. Lessons have every day, functional English in mind. Lessons are led by trained volunteers and follow-up digital materials are available for interested students. Classes meet both in-person and online using the Zoom app, for those who prefer to join virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. Classes are free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Saturday, Jul. 16th

10:30am - 12:00pm

Saturday Morning Knitting Group

Location: Story Time Room,Johnston Public Library

Learn to knit, sharpen your skills, meet some pals and just geek out about crafts in general. Erica Carnes invites you to drop-in, bring your knitting and join the group every third Saturday of the month from 10:30am to noon. Due to the proximity required to teach knitting, masks are required at this in-person class. Disposable masks will be available. Erica has been knitting since 2004 and teaching knitting to anyone that will listen since 2010. She enjoys bright colors, natural fibers and pieces that step away from the norm.

Tag(s): Adult & Family

Monday, Jul. 18th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's Talk English Conversation Program

Location: Southeast Corner

Let's Talk is a casual program designed for non-native English speakers to practice their English conversation skills with a native English speaker. Discussions center around current events, holidays, famous individuals, American customs and traditions. Let's Talk is held both in-person and online via Zoom, for those who would rather join the class virtually. Email Peg at johnstonlibraryps@gmail.com for sign-in information. The program is free and no registration is required.

Tag(s): Adult & Family